Haneesya Hanee (full name Sharifah Haneesya Hanee Sayed Sahalan) just found herself in the middle of the spotlight yet again.
The former “Dewi Remaja” contestant posted a video on her Instagram story recently. During the 10-seconds clip, she was seen crying after knowing that a restaurant she dine in was serving shark fin soup in their menu.
— Astrol AWATNI (@501Awatni) September 17, 2019
Haneesya’s actions in the clip has received tons of backlash among local netizens. In this case, most of them slammed her for being a drama queen.
Additionally, an internet user was also seen poking fun at her dark skin tone. The 19-year-old model-actress has been receiving various negative remarks from fans. Check out their comments below:
As a response to the ongoing backlash, Haneesya finally came out with her explanations, “I was hanging out with my friends and ordered a regular meal we often have at the food stall. While waiting for the food to arrive, I opened the menu and I just realised that they also have shark fin soup in their menu,” she said in an interview with mStar.
“Due to the fact that I’m being overwhelmed with sadness, I decided to share a video to express my opinions and feelings. For your information, I am known as an animal lover among my close acquaintances.”
During the session, she expressed her confusion following the spread of the clip, “I didn’t know that the video went viral. I didn’t have the time to check my account. My only intention was to share it on Instagram Story with my followers.”
“Maybe because at that time I was a bit too emotional. Rest assured that it’s not an act. Whoever felt that I was overreacting, I cannot just please each and every one of you. As an animal lover, I am deeply disappointed of the menu provided by the restaurant.”
She even took to Twitter to share with her fans her shock following the news. The “Curi-Curi Cinta” actress wrote on her post, “Hahahaha why am I just finding out that the shark fin soup video went viral? And I knew about this through a phone call from a blogger. Y’all be really doing it for the clout.”
HAHAHAHA KENAPA BARU SEKARANG AKU TAHU VIDEO SHARK FIN SOUP AKU VIRAL😂
N I know this cos of a blogger called me😂😂😂
Yall be really doing it for the clout😂
— HaneesyaHanee (@HaneesyaHanee) September 18, 2019
For those who might not know, Haneesya has been active in raising awareness on preserving Mother Nature on her official social media account.